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Tracking

We have two dogs, Jack and Sam, six month old Great Pyrenees/ Labrador mix puppies. They are wonderful, loyal, energetic, and occasionally frustrating. We have an electric fence up to keep the goats out of the corn fields. The past … Continue reading

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Not the greatest

There are days when it would seem that Murphy is trying to make all the laws, especially the original, “What can go wrong, will go wrong,” be applicable. It can challenge a person who would rather be cheerful and joyful … Continue reading

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Outside looking in

A friend and I have been discussing a contemporary classic novel often assigned to middle school-aged children. We’ve touched on how the themes and characters were developed, how those themes and storylines would be understood by the younger reader, and … Continue reading

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Safe places

My social media feed has been full of posts that begin with, Our/My house is a safe place. This past week, I also posted a similar message, one I adjusted to fit our personal home. With loneliness, depression, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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This day

As I went to bed last night, I checked my social media feed for any recent updates from friends who live on the east coast. The recent hurricane headed their way has drastically increased power and now looms to cause … Continue reading

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The women

One of the many parts of Scripture that always blesses me is when you come to portions that are not expected. Matthew chapter 1 is like that. When Matthew wrote the genealogy of Jesus, starting with Abraham through to Joseph, … Continue reading

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The bee and me

The weeks of summer are often busier than the other nine months of the year. It is as if we are on a race with the sun and weather to accomplish all we can, while we are still able. It … Continue reading

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Great fish and barley

Decisions, decisions, decisions. When my husband and I were younger, I was trying to make a point about something and I said, “You don’t have to, you choose to.” All these years later, we keep this perspective when deciding something. … Continue reading

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Be vigilant

I was reminded recently how fear can make a person a fool. For the past three years I have been working on growing my faith and courage and shrinking my anxiety. My journey with this and through this, has been … Continue reading

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Refunds and returns

My junior year in college I was engaged. As the wedding date came closer, many people started to give me bridal shower and wedding presents. I dutifully opened them and wrote my thank you notes, looking forward to using them … Continue reading

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